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Associate Degree Nurse Program Admission Guidelines

February 2020 Application Guidelines

 

August 2020 Application Guidelines

ADN RN License Disclosure

In accordance with the 2019 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, CCRI hereby discloses only that the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island. The applicable licensing board in Rhode Island may impose additional requirements on candidates prior to granting a license, we encourage you to investigate those requirements. CCRI has not determined whether the curriculum for this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in any other states or territories and we encourage you to investigate the requirements in your state or territory at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm  prior to accepting an offer of admission at CCRI.

Admissions Guidelines

Students interested in taking the nursing pre-admission HESI A-2 exam for the ADN and PN programs in preparation for the August- September 11 (ADN) admission periods should send an email to the advising department at:  [email protected]

Students should complete the pre-requisite courses prior to taking the pre-admission exam.

August application period has been extended until 09-11-20.


 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the CCRI Nursing Department

Biology and CNA Requirements

 As you know, there have been changes to the Biology curriculum at CCRI. We would like to remind you about the requirements for the February 2020 (September 2020 start) and August 2020 (January 2021 start) Performance-Based Health Science (PBHS) application periods.

FEBRUARY 2020 PBHS NURSING APPLICANTS FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO SEPTEMBER 2020 CLASS START

Besides completing all necessary preadmissions requirements outlined by the Nursing Departments’ Admissions Guidelines, there are two options to successfully complete the Biology requirement for this application period.

OPTION 1 - Complete BIOL-2201, with a B- or better.

OPTION 2 - Complete BIOL-1010 with a B- or better.

o   Option 2 will require conditionally accepted students to complete BIOL-1020 with a B- or better

o   Conditionally accepted students will need to successfully complete or transfer-in this course          by August 15, 2020 (To reflect summer session course completion)

o   Conditionally accepted students who have not successfully completed BIOL 1020 prior to the         start of classes in the Fall, will not gain official acceptance into the CCRI Nursing Program.

 AUGUST 2020 PBHS NURSING APPLICANTS FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO JANUARY 2021 CLASS START

Besides completing all necessary preadmissions requirements outlined by the Nursing Departments’ Admissions Guidelines, there are two options to successfully complete the Biology requirement for this application period.

OPTION 1 - Complete BIOL-2201, with a B- or better.

OPTION 2 - Complete BIOL-1010 with a B- or better and Complete BIOL-1020 with a B- or better.

Note: A&P2 is not a pre-requisite course, but is a program requirement and must be completed successfully to move on to semester 2 nursing courses. You may choose to complete A&P2 prior to entrance into the Nursing Program, if desired. A&P1 and A&P2 are limited to two attempts. The transfer of Anatomy and Physiology courses is subject to approval by the CCRI Biology Department Chairperson.

*The Biology Department at CCRI will determine which college/university courses are equivalent.

Please refer to BCI Policy before applying


CNA License bonus point requirements for July 2020 Practical  (PN) and August 2020 Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) applications:

Due to testing limitations during the COVID-19 pandemic many applicants find themselves in the position of having completed their CNA training course but unable to schedule the state test for licensure. For July 2020 PN and August 2020 ADN applicants, one of the following items may be submitted for bonus admission points for the RI CNA license:

An active Rhode Island CNA license
An active non-Rhode Island CNA license and a pending RI CNA license application by reciprocity (pending applications are viewable on the RI Licensee Verification site)
A certificate of completion from a CNA training program completed within the last 12 months and a temporary RI CNA license (Note-temporary licenses must be active and can be renewed for a maximum of 180 days for active employees working with COVID-19 clients)
A certificate of completion from a CNA training program completed within the last 12 months and a pending CNA license application (pending applications are viewable on the RI Licensee Verification site)
 

To submit proof of a pending CNA license, please go to: State of Rhode Island Department of Health

Search for your application by completing the search fields and capture a screenshot to submit with your application.

 Expired licenses (including expired Temporary licenses) will not be awarded bonus points.